Mr. Albert W. Alexander (1913-1982), the son of the late Albert and Myrtle Kinney Alexander, was born December 2, 1913, at Champaign, Illinois. He married Mary L. Hunt April 4, 1939, at Covington, Indiana. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church and served faithfully as a Deacon, a Trustee, and a member of the Laymen's Department. He was also a member of the Champaign County Fair Association, the Champaign Education Association, and the Thursday Night Supper Club.
Mr. Alexander retired from the Champaign County Sheriff's Department in 1978, after thirty-two years of service. He received several awards for his service to the community and was recognized for his work with juveniles as a law enforcement officer. In June 1976, Mr. Alexander received a Governor's appointment to serve as a member of the Illinois Commission on Delinquency Prevention. He passed away Tuesday, March 30, 1982, at Carle Foundation Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents. His family includes Peggy Anderson of Terre Haute, Indiana, and Carol Lewis of Danville, Illinois; two sons, Albert Jr. of Brooklyn, New York, and Steven H. of Springfield, Illinois; three brothers, Nile Alexander of Humble, Texas, Hugh Alexander of Urbana, Illinois, and Eugene Alexander of Chicago, Illinois; five grandchildren and several nieces and
Source: Carol Lewis Papers